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October 31, 2019
Bureau of General Affairs and Tokyo Metropolitan University

“Five-Continent Student Symposium” to be held

The Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU) will host an international student symposium, “Five-Continent Student Symposium,” as a Tokyo 2020 support program. The symposium name comes from the five continents represented by the Olympic rings.

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Objectives

To further promote international exchange among TMU students and boost the international presence of the TMU by inviting about 150 students and other people involved from over 20 countries and regions centering on the TMU’s strategic partners.

To contribute to developing momentum for the Tokyo 2020 Games by having students from the TMU and invited overseas universities to participate in panel discussions and other programs, on the themes of “Unity in Diversity” and “Connecting to Tomorrow,” which are the core concepts of the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Theme

“Global Cities in a Flux -- Unity in Diversity / Connecting to Tomorrow”

Dates & Venues

  • Dates: From Thursday, November 7 through Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Venues: Auditorium Grand Hall, Minami-Osawa Campus, Tokyo Metropolitan University (1-1 Minami-Osawa, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo) and others

Organizers

  • Hosted by: Tokyo Metropolitan University
  • Supported by: Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Main invited universities

Name of the continents Name of universities *In no particular order
Asia Tomsk State University (Russia), University of Seoul (Korea), University of Malaya (Malaysia), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Europe University of Leicester (U.K.), City, University of London (U.K.)
Africa Cairo University (Egypt), Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (Egypt)
Americas The State University of New York (U.S.A.), New York University (U.S.A.), University of São Paulo (Brazil)
Oceania University of Technology Sydney (Australia)

 

Program (subject to change)

Saturday, November 9

(1) Morning

Time: From 9:00 a.m.
Venue: Auditorium Grand Hall, Minami-Osawa Campus, Tokyo Metropolitan University

  • Welcome address by Jun Ueno, TMU President
  • Keynote speech by Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo
  • Panel discussion by students from the TMU and invited overseas universities
  • Summary remarks by Haruo Shimada, Chairperson, TMU Board of Trustees

(2) Afternoon

  • Discussion by participating students
  • Farewell reception

*On Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8, a campus tour and other activities will be organized for students and other people involved from invited overseas universities.
*The Saturday, November 9 morning program will be open to the press.

Registration

The Saturday, November 9 morning program will be open to the general public (free of charge). If you wish to attend, please go to the following website (https://tmu-five-continent.tokyo/(External link)) (Japanese/English) to register.

English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

This project is part of the “Action Plan for 2020.”
Diverse City: “Cultivating talent for the future”

Inquiries

International Affairs Office, Administrative Affairs Department of Tokyo Metropolitan University
Phone: 042-677-4958

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